The Santa Cruz Education Foundation extends its congratulations to the graduates of the class of 2008, their families and the educators who supported them along the way.


Harbor High School: Tyler Naman, Hannah Feldman, Aleesha Spurr, Samuel Straus, Trevor Sughrue, Catlin Ulrich

Santa Cruz High School: Jon Hanson, Aaron Szasz, Olivia Shull, Olivia Waller, Michael Landry, Alayna Manor, Michal Ross

Soquel High School: Lila Carpenter, Scott Gaddard, Hannah Passafuime, Cara Blake


Students in Santa Cruz City Schools’ graduating class of 2008 have earned scholarships and grants worth more than $625,000.

Scholarships and grants ranging from $100 to $72,000 were awarded to 217 students by local businesses, trusts, non-profits and specific colleges and universities. Organizations granting awards include local chapters of Elks, Lions, Rotary, Kiwanis, high school alumni associations and parent-teacher organizations Businesses include Granite Construction, Comcast, Bank of America, Play it Again Sports, Dominican Hospital. College awards include University of California Regents & Chancellors, University of Puget Sound, Lewis & Clark, University of San Diego and more.

Award amount by school:
• Santa Cruz High School, $225,000
• Soquel High School, $202,000
• Harbor, $124,000
• AFE, $73,000

College Acceptances

Graduates from Santa Cruz schools will attend challenging and prestigious colleges and universities, including

Stanford • Harvard • Harvey Mudd College • UC Berkeley • Swarthmore • UC San Diego • Georgetown University • University of Pennsylvania • UC Irvine • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo • University of Chicago • UC Davis • Oregon State • UCLA • Brown • UC Santa Cruz • UC Santa Barbara • UC Irvine • Reed • University of Washington • University of Oregon • University of the Pacific • San Diego State University • Santa Clara University • Humboldt State University • Colorado College • Wesleyan University • Boston University • San Francisco State University • Lewis & Clark College • Tufts University • Cornell • Northeastern Univsersity • Cabrillo Collge • Chico State University • Bard College • University of San Francisco • Syracuse University • UC Merced • Occidental College • University of Massachusetts Amherst • Univserity of Puget Sound • University of Vermont • Seattle University • Pomona College • Azusa-Pacific University • Willamette University • Portland State University • Ithaca College • Sacramento State University • Columbia • American University • Cal Poly Pomona • Arizona State University • California State University (all campuses) • Earlham College • California College of the Arts • Pitzer College • Colorado School of Mines • Hawaii Pacific • Italian University • University of Hawaii • Western Washington University • Linfield College • Santa Barbara City College • Mills College • Otis College of Art & Design • Parsons School of Design • Whitman College • University of Idaho • Redlands • University of the Pacific • Art Institute of Chicago • Southern Oregon University • California Lutheran University • University of San Diego • Universidad Jesuita de Guadalajara • Fashion Institute of Design & Marketing
Your community is proud of you – Congratulations graduates!